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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine under development by Moderna and the U.S. National Institutes of Health revved up people’s immune systems just as desired. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares retreat as virus vaccine rally fades

Jul. 15, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

Shares fell back in Asia on Thursday after markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai early Thursday. Investors see a vaccine as the best way for the economy and human life to get back to normal. Researchers announced on Tuesday that one...

An electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm is seen at a street in Tokyo Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after Wall Street gained on hopes for a global economic recovery and Japan's exports sank. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia stocks lower after Wall Street gains on recovery hopes

Jun. 16, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after Wall Street gained on hopes for a global economic recovery and Japan's exports sank. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index rose for a third day, gaining 1.9%...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 15, 2020. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on concern over a resurgence of coronavirus cases and pessimism after Wall Street posted its worst week in nearly three months. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after Fed ups bond buys

Jun. 16, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by fresh moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 3.2% to 22,212.62. South Korea's Kospi gained 4.5% to 2,123.35, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 jumped 3.7% to 5,932.40....

In this image made from video provided by Tokyo 2020 Official YouTube Channel, Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori, center, with CEO Toshiro Muto, left, attends a press conference after an IOC executive board meeting in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Tokyo 2020 Official YouTube Channel via AP)

Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far

Jun. 10, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — One thing is certain: Tokyo organizers want to somehow simplify next year's postponed Olympics to keep costs down. Estimates in Japan say the delay alone could cost $2 billion to $6 billion, most of which will be absorbed by Japanese taxpayers. But how to do it and where to cut or reduce is...